Slips are the biggest cause of major injuries
When you are buying a new floor it should be safe for the intended purpose. Until now, it has been difficult and time consuming to source a safe floor. Floors have been specified in units you cannot measure at installation. Now you can specify the level of slip resistance you need and quickly test the floor with SlipAlert when its installed. Contact SlipAlert
Slip accidents are rising - the invisible risk
Slip risk is the invisible risk and often goes un-noticed and is often ignored. despite being the biggest cause of serious injuries, most people ignore slip risks. Even the people who slip and fall often walk away blaming themselves. Health & Safety officers will have safety procedures for every other category of risk: fire, gas, electrical, working at height etc. We can see trip hazards, we can see or anticipate most risks and we'll have a plan to reduce the risk. But slip risk is invisible. You cannot see whether a floor is slippery nor can you see the small amount of contamination required to make a safe floor slippery. But now... with a simple test you can see the slip risks and manage them. Contact SlipAlert
Slip risk should be taken seriously
Slip risks are one of the biggest causes of major injuries for people at work and also a big cause of injury for people outside of work. The cost to business is high. the cost the the NHS is high. For the thousands of people who suffer serious injury, the cost is even higher.
Risk Assessments should include slip risk
When you conduct a risk assessment you should also consider slip risks on all floors, walkways, paths, car parks. Differnt floors present differnt risks, different situations create different types of contamination (rain, leaks, spills, oil, water, dust, dirt). Contact SlipAlert
Trained slip prevention officers
Talk to Jenny at SlipAlert LLP if you'd like help understanding the different floor specifications and what they mean.
Different situations make different demands upon the new floor that you require
When you specify or buy a new floor, you want the right type of flooring that is safe. A pool surround must be safe when wet and it must be easy to clean to prevent a build up of body fats. A sports hall will mainly be dry but you will need a floor that is safe with trainers, bare feet and possibly socks, and you will need a floor that stays reasonably safe if there is dust or water on the floor.